PA daily: Israel is “the Palestinian Interior that was occupied in 1948”
Headline: “[Head of the Supreme Muslim Council] Sheikh [Ikrima] Sabri warned against a rise in the number of invaders of the Al-Aqsa Mosque under the protection of the occupation police”
“The [Jordanian] Islamic Waqf Directorate in Jerusalem said that since the early morning hours, hundreds of worshippers have arrived from Jerusalem and the Palestinian Interior that was occupied in 1948 (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel).”
The PA and its leaders consider all of the Temple Mount an integral part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Therefore they view any presence of Jews on the mount as an “invasion” or a "break-in." It should be noted that Jews who visit the Temple Mount only enter some sections of the open areas, and do not enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque or the Dome of the Rock. Israeli police ban Jewish prayer at the Temple Mount because of threats of violence by Palestinians.